National President BJP Kissan Morcha,Om Prakash Dhankar,has demanded increase in MSP of wheat at Rs 1,500 per quintal for the forthcoming procurement season.
In a press statement issued here today,Dhankar stated that the main rabi crops,wheat and mustard,are about to reach the grain markets. It is duty of government to ensure smooth procurement and award handsome price for the crops.
Instead of asking for Rs 100 bonus per quintal,the chief minister should demand reconsideration of minimum support price of the crop or should demand a bonus of Rs 400 per quintal. Bonus of Rs 100 per quintal seems to be like a jest in bad taste, said Dhankar.
He suggested that taking stringent measures,the Centre should register hike in import duty imposed on the edible oil imported from other countries. Even the MSP of mustard should be raised to Rs 2500 per quintal.